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Clarence A. “Red” Melone, Jr., 84, of Brookdale in Anderson, SC, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. He was born April 10, 1933 in McConnells Mill, Washington, PA, son of the late Clarence and Clara Cumer Melone, Sr.
Mr. Melone served in the United States Army from 1953 – 1955, stationed in Korea. He was the production control manager for RCA/TACTEL in Meadowlands, PA for thirty years. Mr. Melone was also employed as office manager for James H. Smith and Son Construction, retiring in 1996. He was a member, elder and former treasurer of Little Mountain Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce A. Cowden Melone, of the home; a daughter, Beth A. Melone, of Germantown, MD; sons, Thomas A. Melone (Julie A.), of St. Charles, MO, Gregory A. Melone of Washington, PA and Bradley A. Melone (Debbie) of Pittsburgh, PA; sisters, Lillian Charlton, of Houston, PA and Dorothy Simon of Canonsburg, PA; seven grandchildren, T. Andrew Melone, Jr. (Danielle), Matthew A. Melone (Adreanna), John A. Melone, Petty Officer First Class Bradley A. Melone, Jr. (Chasity), Benjamin A. Melone, Kelsey A. Melone and Robert Buchanan (Monica); and five great-grandchildren, Bradley A. Melone, III, Blake A. Melone, Thomas A. Melone, III, Connor and Audrey Buchanan.
A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Melone will be 2:30PM, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Little Mountain Presbyterian Church with Rev. Darryl Fetzer officiating. The family will receive friends following the service during a reception in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow at a later date in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Melone, may be sent to Little Mountain Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3836 Highway 28N, Abbeville, SC 29620 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1990 Augusta Street, Suite 600, Greenville, SC 29604.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Melone family.